We've been seeing the marriage of yellow and gray quite a bit lately. Just Google "Yellow and Gray" - and you'll be inundated with images of bedrooms, bathrooms, apparel, wedding invitations, photos, and so much more - using this seemingly odd color pairing.
The bright, happy yellow alongside the darker slatey-grays are quite dramatic. And what's more, the yellow is quite feminine, while the gray is more masculine. This gender-blender color combo has potential for certain rooms that require gender neutral appeal, with something to make it 'pop'.
We might point out - that not every yellow seems to work. The lighter, brighter lemony yellows are better when they are used more sparingly and in conjunction with various shades of gray, as seen in the example above. All of the grays seem to work great - it's mostly the yellow that either makes or breaks it. Oh, and how much yellow is used.
Two of the colors from Pantone's Color Preview for Fall 2012 were Honey Gold and Titanium. What do you think of this combination?